A total of three people, including two Air India SATS employees, were arrested by customs officials on Monday in the gold smuggling case. The smuggled gold costs Rs 72.5 lakh.
It is noteworthy that on Tuesday, the Customs Department arrested two gold smugglers from New Delhi railway station and recovered more than six kilos of gold from them. It is priced at Rs 3.26 crore. Smugglers have smuggled gold by railways earlier also. Gold imported from abroad was brought to India through the Myanmar and Bangladesh border.
In a statement issued by the department giving details of the case, it was told that a passenger coming from Abu Dhabi on Monday was stopped by the customs officials.
During interrogation, he admitted that he brought with him 1.48 kg of gold in two brightly colored packets which he had hidden in the toilet of the aircraft. At the same time, the Air India SATS staff was caught red-handed by the Customs officials when he was giving a smuggled gold packet to another AISATS staff.